With the end of the year fast approaching, alumni are reminded that gifts to the MIT Alumni Fund must be received on or before December 31, 2004, if they are to take advantage of tax laws for this year. MIT counts on the regular annual giving of alumni for the continued success of the Institute. The Alumni Fund Board has set new goals for fiscal year 2005, seeking to raise $31.5 million from 32,500 donors. Please continue to support MIT through the Alumni Fund, which plays a vital role in MITs financial and academic well-being. Join the thousands of alumni, parents, and friends who support MIT each year by sending your gift no later than December 31, 2004.